Cinema Francophone (2019)

2019 Festival

Thurs, May 9 @ 9:30 am - GPLT; Sat, May 11 @ 3:00 pm - GPLT

Presented by Capstan Hauling.

With a mix of dramas and comedies from Canada, Belgium and France, the films in this package have French dialogue with English subtitles.

Films in this package

At the start of the 20th Century, an obsessed inventor brings an 11-year-old boy to his tiny island with steep cliffs where he will train the boy to achieve his life’s ambition – to fly. Won the 2019 Magritte Award for Best Short Film. Won the 2019 Magritte Award for Best Short Film.

An unassuming middle-aged accountant learns he has only weeks to live. Rather than tell everyone, Martin is determined to learn the three pages of a Bach adagio for piano he’d abandoned as a child. Won Audience Award at the 2018 Palm Springs International ShortFest among other awards.

When an embalmer is called to a country home, he meets the daughter of the deceased, a very strange girl who’d rather help with the preparations than grieve the passing of her father.

A young woman works for her father in his butcher shop while studying for her beauty therapy diploma. Her exam is in three days and she must find a hairy model who she can demonstrate her skills on in order to pass the test.

Eloise, who has been single for a while now, is full of excitement while getting ready for her first date. The sun is shining, the city of Paris is full of life and the world is her oyster…